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Classic PC Games

Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available in this collection consist primarily of PC demos, freeware, and shareware. These files are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. If you would rather simply try some classic MS-DOS games inside your browser you may wish to try the online MS-DOS Software Library. New games are added to this collection on a weekly basis.

Specific news regarding major updates can be found on our website Demu.

If you are the copyright holder of a classic computer game and would like the full version of your work to appear in the archive please e-mail me at swizzle@demu.org. I'm also more than happy to answer questions and fill requests.

Compatibility Information
The majority of these games will not run correctly on modern operating systems. For DOS titles you will need to use DOSBox. You can find an easy to follow DOSBox tutorial here.

Most Windows titles will need to be run through Windows Virtual PC under the appropriate version of Windows for full functionality. Some titles may *mostly* work by simply configuring them to use a compatibility mode.

If you are running Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X, Wine will run most of the older Windows based software (and DOSBox).


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Classic PC Games
by Metanet Software
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Play as a ninja trapped in a world of well-meaning, inadvertently homicidal robots. Version 1.4 includes tons of levels (500), organized neatly into 100 unlockable episodes, and features 50 levels made by fans of N! Your progress, which is imported from 1.3, is saved as you play. and you can compete with N users worldwide in the online highscores. Nice!
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Monsterkodi
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eye 609
favorite 1
comment 0
eMTe's description: Truly great game and very well designed. As author admits, it's a mixture of Sokoban and Kula-World. So if you loved these games you'll love Kiki... as well. Game has won the categories "best graphics", "best originality" and "best overall game' in the uDevGame Game Programming Contest 2002.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Deepend
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eye 368
favorite 0
comment 0
Food Force is a game by the UN World Food Programme. The idea behind making the game is to make children aware of what hunger is and how to fight it. This is a indeed a noble concept and we salute the idea at CWF by hosting this little gem of an educational game. The game takes part on a small island off of India's coast where grass and other produce once grew in lush amounts but is now hit by yet another year of drought and famine. Your job is of course to get the help they need there, and...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Educational games
Classic PC Games
by Gabor Torok
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eye 461
favorite 0
comment 0
"S.C.O.U.R.G.E." is a rogue-like RPG in 3D. Here's what the developer wrote about it: "Life is comfortable in the quasi-medieval city of Horghh. In fact it is so comfortable that a group of aging adventurers - having no monsters to slay, young people to rescue, or tree-stranded pets to fetch - decide to incorporate into a dungeon janitorial services company. After renting a run-down office-hovel on the shady side of town, the group accepts missions from a line of increasingly...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Andreas Umbach
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eye 575
favorite 1
comment 0
GLtron is another clone of old classic Tron lightcycle game. Tron is based on the movie of the same name. A must-seee for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, and for all those who did see it - I bet you are wondering if you could find it somewhere to see it again right about now right? Tron is the 80's reply to Matrix. It was the hackers and computer nerds world where every man was closest to himself and had to ride lightcycles to the death. Lightcycles are driven as barrier-builders. Where ever you...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Loomsoft
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eye 280
favorite 0
comment 0
Developer's description: "Meet Zep! You control Zep throughout the game. The game consists of navigating Zep throughout a level to reach a certain location which allows him to advance to the next level. This is not such an easy task, however. Many obstacles will be in your path, and it is up to you to determine the best (and sometimes only way) to get around them. Zep has the ability to create special "blocks" by using the life energy from the ground he is standing on. By...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Widelands Development Team
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eye 1,191
favorite 4
comment 1
"Widelands" is a great "Settlers 2" clone. It is easy to learn (because of two tutorial campaigns), there a many maps and scenarios, lots of different units and buildings, a single player and a multiplayer mode, a very nice soundtrack and last but not least the game is available in many languages. Here's the description of the developers: "In Widelands, you are the regent of a small tribe. You start out with nothing but your headquarters, a kind of castle in which all...
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Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Strategy games
Classic PC Games
by Procedural Arts
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eye 2,337
favorite 2
comment 0
"Façade" is an interactive stageplay. You take the role of a friend of a married couple who is invited to their appartment to have some cocktails and a dinner with them. But very soon it becomes clear that their relationship is somewhere near a breakdown and it's your task to find out what's going on and to help them (or to destroy their relationship if you like that better). Here's what the developers wrote about the game: Façade is an artificial intelligence-based art/research...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Simulation games
Classic PC Games
by Cliff Johnson
software
eye 785
favorite 5
comment 0
One sunny day, a lighthearted Fool strolled along a hilly path, whistling a merry tune. A long wooden pole was slung over his shoulder and attached to it was a cloth bundle which carried his life's possessions. "What a marvelous afternoon!" he exclaimed to no one in particular, pausing to appreciate the lovely countryside. Soon the trees parted and the path led to a small clearing, ending abruptly at the edge of a treacherous cliff. But the Fool was undaunted and kept at his swift...
Topics: DOS games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Strategy games
Classic PC Games
by Distractionware
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eye 377
favorite 0
comment 0
Don't Look Back is a minimalistic retro mix of platformer and shooter while also being a version of Orpheus and Eurydice legend. Standing at your lover's grave you descend with a handgun to the underworld hoping you can bring the deceased soul back to life. Atmospheric and difficult. This one is a must-play(-through)!
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by The Revills Games
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eye 201
favorite 0
comment 0
"One" is a computer adaption of the very popular card game "Uno". Basic rules: The deck consists of cards of 4 colors: red, green, blue, and yellow. The ranks in each color are 0-9. There are also some special action cards like "Wild", "Draw Two", "Skip" or "Reverse". At each turn, a player may play a card from their hand that matches the color or rank of the top exposed card, or play an action card. If a player has no legal card to...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Board games
Classic PC Games
by Chris Allcock
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eye 255
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comment 0
Millenipede is a shooter inspired by old Atari arcade games, Centipede and Millipede. The goal in each stage is to shoot the title millenipedes, coming in waves from the top of the screen. They would normally travel across the whole screen until they hit the edge and descend a line, but if they hit an obstacle they also descend. Playfield is usually filled with obstacles (they are destroyable though), so they in fact move towards the bottom quickly. Destroyed millenipedes turn into...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Digital Eel
software
eye 253
favorite 0
comment 0
Dr. Blob's Organism is a lightning-fast shooter game where players blast feisty one-celled organisms as they try to escape from a petri dish. Each level in the game introduces new power-ups (like freeze, lightning and multiguns) and special organism abilities (like force field, regeneration and frenzy) to enhance the fun and increase the challenge throughout the entire game. The game was formerly commercial, but later on the full game was released as freeware. Sounds, graphics and gameplay are...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Robert Kooima
software
eye 428
favorite 0
comment 0
Developers description: Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. Also found here is Neverputt, a hot-seat multiplayer miniature golf game using the physics and graphics of Neverball. Neverball and Neverputt are known to run under Linux, Win2K/XP, FreeBSD, and OSX. Hardware accelerated OpenGL is required. A 500MHz processor is recommended.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Robin Allen
software
eye 1,137
favorite 0
comment 0
A game in the style of Chip's Challenge. You have to solve the puzzles to get to the next level, and the puzzles are not that easy all the time. You have everything from shooters, to conveyors, to explosives and blockades. This game has a lot of things, and most of all - entertainment for a long time. Have fun playing it.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Matthias Kempke
software
eye 326
favorite 1
comment 0
Developer's description: A young man named Nathan is sent by his University to find the mysterious Dr. Coppelius who disappeared about one year earlier. While searching around Coppelius' last known residence, Nathan discovers that he's not the only person seeking the old man… "What Makes You Tick?" is a traditional point'n'click adventure game created with Lassie engine. It was developed over one and a half years and finally released in May 2007.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by Rocket Bear Games
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eye 1,536
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comment 0
Attack of the Paper Zombies is a real-strategy game. The goal in each mission is to defeat hordes of zombies and destroy their respawning hives, so that the whole playfield (represented by sheet of paper) would be completely clear. At your disposal you have several armed marines (whose weapons can be upgraded) and you can also build various structures like turrets, siege cannons or minefields. To upgrade soldier or build structure you need build points - you always start with a couple, but more...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Strategy games
Classic PC Games
by HandMade Game
software
eye 313
favorite 0
comment 0
"Rooms" is a nice puzzle game in which you have to arrange the rooms of a mysterious mansion in a way that it is possible for your character to reach the exit. To be successful at that you can move the rooms like the pieces of a sliding puzzle, but unlike in that puzzles you can only move the room that your is currently in. This rule makes player to consider both the position of character and rooms. Another way to solve the puzzle is to use the objects that are in the different rooms...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Andrew Pointon
software
eye 186
favorite 0
comment 0
Super Obliteration is a remake done by Andrew Pointon aka The Caffeine Kid. The game is all about shooting asteroids/huge rocks to smithereens without getting hit by the pieces it divides into when shot. The gameplay is simple yet addictive, and will have you tingling within minutes of firing it up. The concept of the game is classic: Shoot everything that moves, and with a timer thrown in to have you hurry about it. However the timer will most likely not be important to you until later levels,...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Rocket Bear Games
software
eye 468
favorite 0
comment 0
Pandora's Gearbox is puzzle game where you're trying to get a ball though a machine to a finish area. You can't see inside the machine, so you have to guess what's inside. You have several tools that help you in your task. You can move objects that are red directly. You also have a robot with built-in sonar that can explore the inside of the puzzle. There are 10 levels included with Pandora's Gearbox. Level 1 is a tutorial level that should give you all of the information you need to play. Here...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Conor O' Kane
software
eye 451
favorite 0
comment 0
"Harpooned - Japanese Cetacean Research Simulator" is a bitter comment on the Japanese practice to kill hundreds of whales every year for "scientific" reasons. The game is quite cynical and bloody and while it's fun to play on the one hand, you might start thinking about whaling on the other hand. You play the role of a Japanese whaling boat and it's your task to kill as many whales as possible (of course for scientific reasons). But be careful to avoid collisions with...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Ignacio Perez Gil
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eye 166
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comment 0
Remake of game developed by Vortex Software and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1987. The goal in each of 63 levels is to manipulate the mirrors so that the laser beam from emitter can reach receiver. Receiver is blocked by an obstacle which can be opened only if you destroy (with laser) a given number of detonators placed around the screen. There's time limit for each level and there's also an overload bar which decreases each time the beam hits mine or is deflected in 180 angle and reenters...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Pinhead games
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eye 883
favorite 0
comment 0
Once again we meet up with Nick Bounty. He got rid of his crabs-case, and is now on the search for a goat in a grey fedora... If you haven't played Nick Bounty - A Case of the Crabs by now, then go do so. The games are very different in look, but the feel is pretty similar, and that is really a good thing. If you look at the score we gave the game you will see that it is worth a play-through. When you are done playing this, and feel you just need one more shot of Mark Darins games, then there...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by Ignacio Perez Gil
software
eye 326
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comment 0
This is the remake of a popular Spanish 8-bit game (which was rather unknown outside of Spain). You play the role of Humphrey an alien superstar who wants to settle down in his brand new mansion. But unfortunately he has to recognize that all the rooms of the mansion are painted in the wrong colour and the whole place was overrun by his fans. So he grabs a bucket of paint and a paintbrush and starts to get the things right... The game is incredible hard because of the sudden movements of the...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by jayenkai
software
eye 217
favorite 0
comment 0
As always Jayenkai delivers in the section for oldschool goodness, and throws you a classic (-ish) game with a twist on gameplay. Jayenkais description: Destroy the baddies as you would a regular shooter, but should the enemy be stationary when hit, it drops a little pod which'll kill you. This gives it a nice controllable difficulty level, whereby if you don't shoot like a crazy person, then you won't be bombarded by falling pods.. ... whereas if you go mental, the game will similarly be much...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Pixel
software
eye 1,103
favorite 1
comment 0
This is an excellent adventure / platformer, where you control a little robot who is trying to save mimigas (creatures which are similar to rabbits) from the bad doctor. There's an interesting story and you even have the chance to upgrade your health and your weapons (you can choose between different ones after you found them). You also have the chance to save at various points during the game, so you don't have to start at the beginning of a level over and over again.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Wouter van Oortmerssen
software
eye 755
favorite 1
comment 0
Cube is actually not a game as such, but more of an engine for other people to build games on. A first person version is included in the game, but the real gem lies in the multiplayer option. A widely known freeware first person shooter like Cube does attract some attention, and there are always people online ready to play. This game differs from other games on here, as it is mostly an online game.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by jayenkai
software
eye 212
favorite 0
comment 0
NeonPlat 2 is a platform game featuring PlatDude, character known from other jayenkai's games. The goal of the game is to survive and score as many points as possible. Points are given for killing baddies, but also for "painting" white platforms and activating platform waves. Platform sets come in waves, however to activate next set PlatDude needs to paint all white platforms by stepping on them. The longer it takes to activate it the more enemies appear and the lesser chance of...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Tom Darby (Magic Chopstick Games)
software
eye 505
favorite 0
comment 0
It is another Arkanoid clone, and it comes highly recommended as better than the first and that was rated THE BEST arkonoid clone ever. There are once again little annoying gnomes trying to wreck your game, and as much as they annoy you, the word on the street is that they are really cute, and bounce well on a paddle! You and the 'nains don't see eye to eye. They want to throw stuff at your paddle; you want to knock 'em off their bricks. Luckily, your ball is a great way to knock 'nains off...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Pinhead games
software
eye 770
favorite 1
comment 0
It is a dark and stormy night with the light of the streets below flowing up against the buildings like waves on a beach destined to die a quick death as their bodies spread out onto the beach.. Just like the body lying in your office with a case... A case of the crabs... This film-noir game is a Java game, and has so much mood that you feel yourself gliding down in the chair, wanting to light up a cigarette and talk about dames and trouble... The game is rather short as are many freeware...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by jayenkai
software
eye 47
favorite 0
comment 0
Cardagain is a card memory game. The goal is to memorize the position of cards and also the order in which they are flipped and repeat this sequence. Each couple of tries more cards are added and the old ones switch positions, so the pattern not only becomes more complex, but is never the same throughout each session. Game ends when you lose all lives what equals to making six errors. Cardagain has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux and iPhone.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games
Classic PC Games
by Tom Beaumont
software
eye 358
favorite 0
comment 0
Hex-a-hop is a puzzle game based on hexagonal tiles. There is no time limit and no real-time elements. The objective is simply to destroy all the green hexagonal tiles on each of the 100 levels. As you progress through the game, more types of tiles are introduced which make things more difficult and interesting (hopefully). It is built on top of SDL, which is an open-source layer for direct media access. "Hex-a-hop" really is a nice puzzler. It's great fun to play and you really have...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Xmoto
software
eye 419
favorite 1
comment 0
X-Moto is an arcade physics-based motorcycle game bearing similarities to popular commercial title, Elasto Mania. The goal in each level is to reach the finish, sometimes collecting all strawberries/cogwheels (depends on version you play) scattered around the map. To be successful player must navigate through the series of slopes and gorges, perform wheelies and stoppies and avoid spiky obstacles called "wreckers". To add to the difficulty, driver's body can never touch any part of...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Pinhead games
software
eye 2,637
favorite 4
comment 0
This game is another game from developer Mark Darin who brought us the Nick Bounty adventures (Case of the crabs and Goat in the grey fedora). His games are always worth a play, and they always have a notable main character. Unfortunately the games are not very long, as they can take a person between one and three hours max to complete. This game has some very weird puzzles which gives it extra longevity. Developers description: It is gonna take a superhero to save the day... Unfortunately Ed...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by Unreal Voodoo
software
eye 440
favorite 0
comment 0
"Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible." (said so on the official homepage) In fact "Frets on Fire" is a "Guitar Hero" clone. But it's well done and it's "Guitar Hero" for free, so who am I to complain about that? When you play the game for the first time, you should start with the tutorial. It's quite funny and helps you to understand the basics of the...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Realtech VR
software
eye 401
favorite 1
comment 0
Space shooter with a feeling of Freespace to it. Simply a lovely very smooth flying game, with dogfighting, tight maneuvering and general don't die gameplay. The game does take some time to master like any space shooter but it is time well spent and invested as there are lots of hours of gameplay hidden within this download. The game is GNU freeware, as is the source so if you want to tinker with the game you can. Who wouldn't want to open up the hood of ones own spaceship to tinker with the...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games, Commercial Source Code
Classic PC Games
by Tomaz Kac
software
eye 516
favorite 2
comment 0
Scythe's description: Head Over Heels is a craftily difficult game from the old Spectrum/C64 days. I can safely say I'm better now than I was back in 1985 or so, which isn't saying much. Jumps are insanely difficult to time correctly, you'll spend many lives just learning to jump across a simple obstacle. However, this is a marvelous remake of a genuine classic, with graphics that have been particularly well upgraded.
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Alientrap
software
eye 334
favorite 2
comment 0
It's always hard to write something about first person shooters... "Nexuiz" is a very fast-paced game with nice graphics, a great soundtrack and a great variety of different weapons (I like the machine gun best). There is a decent solo campaign mode and lots of servers where you can find other players for a multiplayer game. So if you like 3D deathmatch games, you should try this one. I think you'll like it! There's one negative point I'd like to mention: When you start the game it...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Hedgewars Project
software
eye 294
favorite 1
comment 0
Developers's description: "Hedgewars is a turn based strategy, artillery, action and comedy game, featuring the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude as they battle from the depths of hell to the depths of space. As commander, it's your job to assemble your crack team of hedgehog soldiers and bring the war to your enemy. Game Features * Hilarious and strategic turn based combat for up to 8 players * Both local and network multiplayer, with optional AI opponents * Battle on an infinite...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by monochrom
software
eye 888
favorite 2
comment 0
Let me start with the developer's description: Soviet Unterz'gersdorf is the last existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding so-called 'Republic of Austria' or with the Fortress 'European Union'. The downfall of her motherland -- the Soviet Union -- in the early 1990s had a particularly bad effect on the country's economic situation. It is a great challenge to secure survival for the small but proud confederation. External...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by Eidos & Warzone 2100 Resurrection Project
software
eye 1,621
favorite 0
comment 0
I will quote the homepage of the Warzone 2100 Resurrection Project to tell you something about this game: Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos-Interactive®. Although comparable to Earth2150® in many significant aspects, it does contain some that are unique. These include various radar technologies, a greater focus on artillery and counter-battery technologies, more frequent in-game cinematic updates as gameplay progress, as well as a...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Strategy games
Classic PC Games
by Privateer Remake Team
software
eye 7,339
favorite 4
comment 0
This game is a remake of "Wing Commander: Privateer" from 1993. You take the role of a space captain with an old ship who travels the universe to make some money. The game isn't very linear and leaves you the freedom of choice how to do so: Will you become a peaceful merchant, a pirate or a mercanary that performs various missions for the Confederation or the Kilrathi? Of course there's also a plot in the background, but it's up to you if you want to follow it or ignore it for some...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Simulation games
Classic PC Games
by Daniel Heck
software
eye 1,277
favorite 1
comment 0
"Enigma" is a nice puzzle game inspired by the classic games "Oxyd" (Atari ST) and "Rock'n Roll" (Amiga). There are more than 1000 (!) levels to explore and the game comes along in several languages (english, german, french, russian, portugese, portugese, dutch, italian, swedish, hungarian, finnish and spanish). I'll let the developer explain what the game is about: Enigma is simple to learn, challenging to play and hard to master. It can be enjoyed by players of...
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games